Letters: Kudos to Restaurant Owners; A Tribute to Art DiPatri
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
THANK YOU AREA RESTAURANT OWNERS
I would like to thank all the diners and restaurant owners for servicing the people in Gloucester City, Brooklawn and Westville. Also, the dishwashers, busboys, and waiters for their jobs.
It is not easy serving the public. We don’t take the time to think about that. If we did not have diners or restaurant. We would have to take time to cook. Today we don’t have the time, always in a rush. Not only that, a lot of people don’t know how to cook, we would starve to death so be thankful for having them.
Stephen S. Tremback, Gloucester City
TRIBUTE TO ARTIE DiPATRI
If during your lifetime, you were fortunate enough to have been a friend of Artie DiPatri, your life has to have been enhanced by that acquaintance. Artie was the nicest man I ever knew.
He was a man’s man, whose presence just made you feel good about being a human being. He was a kind, sincere, giving, unselfish and loving man, a wonderful husband and father and grandfather.
His coaching ability approached greatness, but his gentlemanly and fair demeanor both on and off the court far over-shadowed the X’s and O’s he drew on his clipboard.
The people who came in contact with Artie on the basketball court, the classroom or in his guidance office are truly blessed to have been in his company and be influenced by his personality.
We will miss you terribly. One of those friends you touched.
Friend and Colleague,
Steve Shimkus, West Deptford
(reprinted from the Gloucester City News)